S. 1213 (105th): Oceans Act of 1997


Sep 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 13, 1997 but was never passed by the House.


Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Senator from South Carolina



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Last Updated: Jan 27, 1998
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a National Ocean Council, a Commission on Ocean Policy, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Oceans Act of 1997 - Directs the President to develop and maintain a coordinated, comprehensive, and long-range national policy, consistent with U.S. international obligations, on ocean and coastal activities and, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 24, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 4, 1997
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 13, 1997
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1213”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (9D, 5R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2327 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 7, 2000

H.R. 3445 (Related)
Oceans Act of 1998

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 15, 1998

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